What Is a Keto Fat Bomb? This Keto Diet Secret Weapon Will Keep You on Track

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There's no denying that the keto diet is effective; it's helped countless people lose tons of weight, fight inflammation, and even regulate their blood sugar. But being successful on the diet requires some careful planning and meal prep. After all, the high-fat, moderate-protein, and super-low-carb diet isn't conducive to the standard American diet, which is typically high in refined carbohydrates and processed food.

To stay on track with the keto diet and make sure you are getting enough fat in your day, you may need to incorporate fat bombs. Fat bombs are small snacks or desserts that are extremely high in fat. Not only are these snacks satiating since fat itself is a satiating macronutrient, but they are also a way for people to enjoy dessert, since many fat bombs tend to be "sweet" treats (usually sweetened with Stevia or another zero-carb sweetener). But fat bombs aren't only limited to snacks and desserts; enjoy one for a quick breakfast or as a pre-workout or post-workout treat.

On the keto diet, the macronutrient breakdown is typically 70 to 80 percent fat, 15 to 20 percent protein, and five to 10 percent carbohydrates, usually not exceeding 50 grams of carbs a day. If you're having trouble reaching your fat intake, a keto bomb can help you reach your goal. If you are just starting out with fat bombs, it may be best to start with a smaller serving and work your way up to a full serving size until your stomach gets used to eating that much fat at once. If you tend to get nauseated eating something so dense on an empty stomach, try eating a fat bomb after a meal — a win-win for the keto fat bomb desserts.

Getting hungry for a keto bomb? Check out this recipe for Chocolate Pecan Fat Bombs from Life Made Sweeter (pictured above).